Journal of Social Sciences

An Analysis of Performance in Elite Young Cross-Country Skiing: Classical Style Vs Skate Skiing

Francisco P.D. la Fuente, Carlos C. Otin, Luis M. Benito, Jose M.L. Bonafonte, Marta R. Lopez, Luis P. Galloso and Balint Gheorghe

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.565.568

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 565-568

Abstract

Problem statement: The aim of this study was to assess the differences in the skiing performance of two skiing styles (classical style Vs. skate skiing), in a group of young high-level skiers. Approach: Four high-level male junior cross-country skiers from the Centre of Winter Sports of Aragon (Spain), were selected for this study that was developed during two competitions: 10 km free technique and 10 km classical technique performed in the same circuit and under the same conditions (snow quality, temperature, wind and relative humidity). Physiological variables, maximal and medium heart rate, blood lactate concentration (basal, final and during the recovery, after 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 min) and medium skiing speed, were analyzed with GPS Garmin Forerruner 305

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© 2011 Francisco P.D. la Fuente, Carlos C. Otin, Luis M. Benito, Jose M.L. Bonafonte, Marta R. Lopez, Luis P. Galloso and Balint Gheorghe. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.